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Welcome to the archive for the 2007 Horizon Project. This space was created as a place for the members of the Horizon Project Advisory Board to manage the process of selecting the topics for the 2007 Horizon Report, which was co-published by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). (more...)
All of the discussions, content, and comments that were part of the research and subsequent selection process of the final report took place and were captured here in this Horizon Project wiki.
For additional details on activities, see the timeline.
Introduction to the Horizon Project Wiki
The Sandbox was our primary work area, and you will find links there to a range of discussions and activities. the sandbox evolved over time as we moved through the various processes involved in sorting through the technologies and issues we dealt with on the way to the final list featured in the 2007 Horizon Report. As we completed work, those aspects dropped to the sections below the Sandbox so that we could continue to refer that those efforts easily. Status and process advisories helped us to know what we were being asked to do each week.
In addition to the Sandbox is a carefully selected collection of [[Horizon2007:Emerging_Technologies|press clippings, articles, reports, essays, links], and RSS feeds we gathered to inform our work. The items in these areas continue to be meant to grow – please add to them liberally from your own readings and environmental scanning – and above all, leave comments!
Last year we began incorporating live RSS feeds into the Horizon Project wiki to ensure we had access to the most up-to-date content. There is much material here, and with your help, it will grow in significance, as you add your own resources to the mix.
A special section related to the Advisory Board follows the Web 2.0 area, and we round out the wiki with a look back to previous year's reports. Included here are active discussions from current and past advisory board members on the current state of some of the technologies we thought would be important. We'd like to know your views, as many of these are still relevant to our work.
Sandbox: Reviewing the Short List -- researching and discussing our 12 semifinalist topics
The Short List, a list of 12 semifinalist topics determined from the rankings of the responses to the Research Questions below, was a precursor to the final report, and provides our initial summaries of the topics that appear in the report, as well as those for six additional areas that did not make the final cut. The Short List was used to help Advisory Board members in the final rankings process.
Readers are encouraged to add comments, examples, or links to any of the topics via the discussion pages below:
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
- Online Collaboration: Easy, Accessible, and Virtually Free
- User Content: It’s All about the Audience
- The Reason They Log On
- Can You Hear Me Now? The Resurgence of Audio
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
- Your Phone: The Gateway to Your Digital Life
- The New Video is Smaller than You Think
- Virtual Worlds, Real Opportunity
- Mapping Goes Mainstream: It’s Not What You Know, It’s Where You Know
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
- The New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication
- Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming
- Personal Learning Environments
- Internet-Wide User-Centric Identity Systems
- Realities for Higher Ed are shifting
- Globalization is driving change
- Information literacy is not a given
- Academic review does not reflect how scholarship actually is conducted
- Collective intelligence is increasingly seen as a measure of credibility
- Growing gaps are emerging academically and socially
- Intellectual Property and Copyright
- The Craft of Media Creation
- Mobile and Personal Technology
how we collected and sorted our ideas
STATUS: The data collection part of the process is completed, as are the initial rankings that were used to produce the Short List
Note: Each ranker was allowed 10 votes per question, and multiple votes were encouraged as way of indicating relative importance. Within the rankings, numbers not in parentheses represent the total votes; numbers in parentheses indicate the number of people voting for an item.
- Semifinalist Ranking summary.
- Summary document of the first-round data.
- Research Question One rankings / wiki page
- Research Question Two rankings / wiki page
- Research Question Three rankings / wiki page
- Research Question Four rankings / wiki page
- Research Question Five rankings / wiki page
Press Clippings – technology news and reports that informed our work
These categories of press clippings have been reviewed by the Advisory Board, and key articles have been tagged and moved to the top of each section. Please continue to add new ones!
- Emerging Technologies
- Challenges and Trends
- Published 'Technologies to Watch' Lists
- Technology in Popular Culture
- Reports and Research
- Miscellanea -- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought
- Essays and Interviews on the Future
A Look Back -- past Horizon Reports
We are still within the active horizons of all of the past Horizon Reports. Where are the technologies highlighted then? Are they as relevant today as they seemed they would be?
The Advisory Board has completed its look back. See their responses through the links below -- and weigh in with your perspectives! There is an active discussions attached to each of the reports below.
- Where are they now? — 2006 Horizon Report
- Where are they now? — 2005 Horizon Report
- Where are they now? — 2004 Horizon Report
Creating a Shared Research Agenda -- taking the Horizon Report into the field
With the release of the fourth edition in this annual series, the NMC is undertaking for the first time a concerted, international effort to describe a research agenda based on the six practices and technologies featured in the 2007 edition of the Horizon Report. You are invited to participate in this process, contribute to the discussion, and help shape directions for future research in these topics across higher education.
New Tools - Collecting, filtering, and republishing
- Filtering and Re-Publishing with reBlog
- Selected RSS Feeds
- Tagging Items with del.icio.us
- Final 6 Horizons tagged:
- User Content: It’s All About the Audience http://del.icio.us/tag/hz07+user_content
- Social Networking: The Reason They Log On http://del.icio.us/tag/hz07+socialnetworking
- Your Phone: The Gateway to Your Digital Life http://del.icio.us/tag/hz07+mobile
- Virtual Worlds, Real Opportunity http://del.icio.us/tag/hz07+virtual_worlds
- The New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication http://del.icio.us/tag/hz07+scholarship
- Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming http://del.icio.us/tag/hz07+educational_games